Honda VF500F (F2, Interceptor): review, history, specs


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Class: sport-touring

Production: 1984-1986

Related: Honda VF500C Magna (V30); Honda VF750F

Successor: Honda CBR600F

Models
Honda VF500F (Interceptor)

1984-1986

(USA, Europe, Australia)

Honda VF500F2

1984-1986

(Europe, Australia)

Honda VF500F (Interceptor)
Honda VF500F2

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1984 USA, Europe, Australia Name: Honda VF500F (Interceptor - USA); Honda VF500F2
1985 USA, Europe, Australia Name: Honda VF500F (Interceptor - USA); Honda VF500F2
1986 USA, Europe, Australia Name: Honda VF500F (Interceptor - USA); Honda VF500F2

Specifications

Honda VF500F (Interceptor) / VF500F2: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2075 mm / 81,7 in
Overall width 760 mm / 29,9 in – VF500F

730 mm / 28,7 in – VF500F2

Overall height 1175 mm / 46,3 in – VF500F

1185 mm / 46,7 in – VF500F2

Wheelbase 1420 mm / 55,9 in
Ground clearance 135 mm / 5,3 in
Seat height 800 mm / 31,5 in
Dry weight 184 kg / 405 lbs – VF500F (advertising brochures)

188 kg / 414 lbs – VF500F (owner’s manual)

185 kg / 407 lbs – VF500F2 (advertising brochures)

189 kg / 417 lbs – VF500F2 (owner’s manual)

Curb (wet) weight
FRAME Type Tubular (steel)
Front suspension, travel 37 mm air-adjustable telescopic fork with anti-dive TRAC, 140 mm / 5,5 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Pro-Link with air-assist mono-shock (adjustable 4-way rebound damping), 115 mm / 4,5 in
Front tire size 100/90-V16 (54H)
Rear tire size 110/90-V18 (61H)
Front brake Double disc, 2-piston calipers
Rear brake Single disc, 2-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 15,0 l / 4,0 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l) – owner’s manual

16,5 l / 4,4 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l) – advertising brochures

Trail 101 mm / 4,0 in
Fuel economy 5,47 l / 100 km (43 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders V 90°
Bore & Stroke 60,0 x 44,0 mm
Displacement 498 cm³ (30,4 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 70,0 hp (51,5 kW) / 11500 rpm
Max. torque 44,0 Nm (4,5 kgf*m) / 10500 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) 3,9 sec
Top speed 206 km/h (128 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x Keihin CV 32 mm
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, hydraulic operated
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 2.057
Final reduction 2.733
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


3.307

2.352

1.850

1.545

1.333

1.153

ELECTRICAL Ignition Fully transistorized
Alternator Three-phase A.C. Generator 280W at 5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-12Ah

Images

Honda VF500F (Interceptor) / VF500F2: images, gallery.

Honda VF500F Interceptor (USA)
Honda VF500F (Europe, Australia)
Honda VF500F2 (Europe, Australia)

Videos

Honda VF500F (Interceptor) / VF500F2: video.

Honda VF500F
Honda VF500F2 1986

Manuals

Honda VF500F (Interceptor) / VF500F2: manuals, parts, microfiches.